New PNP director rose from ranks
posted 22-Aug-2012  ·  
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The newly-installed Catanduanes PNP provincial director – Senior Superintendent Eduardo G. Chavez – rose from ranks to earn his highest post before he retires in less than two years.

No less than the Bicol PNP regional director, Chief Supt. Jose Arne delos Santos, presided over the turnover and installation ceremony for Senior Supt. Chavez, who took over Aug. 18 from Senior Supt. Lito A. Pitallano. Also present during the ceremony were Congressman Cesar Sarmiento, RTC Executive Judge Lelu P. Contreras, PBM Sonny Francisco, Mayors Antonio Romano, Robert Fernandez, Emeterio Tarin and Edna Bernal, Vice Mayors Edna Tomagan and Cesar Cervantes, Councilor Natalio Popa, and the San Isidro Village  barangay council.

A native of Bulan, Sorsogon now residing at the EM’s Barrio near Camp Simeon Ola, Chavez finished his criminology course at Bicol College and joined the Judge Advocate General’s Office (JAGO) in Bicol as Constable 2nd Class. Absorbed by the PNP, he eventually ended up with the Regional Intelligence Directorate, serving as deputy director for a while until he was appointed regional intelligence chief. Now 54, Chavez reportedly credits his early entry into the police force for earning his highest rank in April last year.

In his message, the new PD lauded Senior Supt. Pitallano for his numerous accomplishments in the Catanduanes provincial police office and assured that he will replicate these to the best of his ability. “I promise you, I will not fail you,” he stressed as he thanked Gov. Joseph Cua, Cong. Sarmiento and the PNP regional leadership for giving him the opportunity to serve Catanduanes. He also called on the provincial and municipal leaders, the community and the PNP rank-and-file to be his partners in doing his job and that of the PNP workforce.

For his part, Chief Supt. Delos Santos congratulated Pitallano for his outstanding stewardship of the Catanduanes PNP particularly through strengthening operational and intelligence capabilities by placing and administering men where they will be of much use and overcoming insufficiency of financial support by networking with the community and political leaders.

The Bicol PNP chief recognized Cong. Sarmiento’s contribution to the Catanduanes PNP’s infrastructure development for his valuable support in securing funding for the construction of new police stations in San Andres, Bato, San Miguel and soon in Bagamanoc.

With these in mind, Senior Supt. delos Santos urged PD Chavez to move forward in delivering police services to the province with responsibility and accountability.

Meanwhile, Senior Supt. Pitallano, who will join the regional staff, leaves behind tangible accomplishments such as the renovation of the main PNP headquarters building, provision of Internet capability, improvement of the firing range at Camp Camacho, clean-up of the entire camp, and a more effective law enforcement.

“These accomplishments must be seen, felt and experienced by the public; otherwise, we must work double-time,” he said, expressing hope that he was able to deliver what was expected of him.

He acknowledged the support and assistance of Gov. Cua, Cong. Sarmiento, Vice Gov. Jose Teves Jr., Judge Contreras, the Philippine Prosecution Office, the Philippine Army, local chief executives, and members of the media. Pitallano left office with one notable accomplishment in his stint – the resolution of all heinous crimes that occurred during his two-year tour of duty.
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